S-mom event series. EXCLUSION

Event Time: 13 07 2021
Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, 44279 Kaunas, Lithuania)

S MOM event series. Exclusion

We demand really much from ourselves, running, working, creating, washing, loving, cooking, caring. We forget ourselves.
This year has been hard for everyone. And for us too - working mothers, creating mothers. Without kindergarten, without babysitters, without friends and relatives, it has been very difficult to find or to make a space for ourselves, both inside and outside.
The S MOM platform was born from the search of a space for creative exchange, community and support for each other. S MOM is not only about motherhood, but much more about ourselves within motherhood and about the uncomfortable topics that surround it.
Exclusion - the word that comes to our mind is not loneliness, because a mother is never alone, but isolation, when one is separated from one's daily routine, rituals, encounters with people and from ourselves. Although we were not alone, we longed, struggled and finally came to terms with a new reality, and now, in nature and in community, we will try to turn all that into creative energy. Will it work?
This year Guadalupe Aldrete (MX/) returns to the S MOM creative camp with Leonora and we are joined by Diana Soria Hernandez (MX/FI) and her daughter Althea.
After spending two years in the beautiful Bite Vilnius Residency, this year we move to the Lukenskų Namai, where we are welcomed by the artist Česlovas Lukenskas and his wife Rūta Lukenskienė, a teacher, biochemist, and a scholar of the ancient traditions of the Lithuanian people.
We have no doubt that this environment will inspire new creative works and will further strengthen and expand the cooperation that was born last year. This year, V. Tamoševičiūtė and G. Aldrete are joining creative and organisational forces on the S MOM platform. The works of the new artists participating in the performance events in 2021 will be on display already this autumn, not only in Kaunas, but also in Vienna and Berlin.



2021 07 13 | 17:00
Meno Parkas Gallery (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas) | II floor

▶ Performances by Guadalupe Aldrete, Diana Soria Hernandez, Vaida Tamoševičiūtė

▶ Screening of experiments and works created during the camp.


S MOM is a performance platform for discussion and presentation of different ways of ( non-)motherhood through the medium of performance art, curated by artists Vaida Tamoševičiūtė and Guadalupe Aldrete.

Supported by:

Lithuanian Council for Culture
Austrian Federal Ministry of Art, Dept. IV1
Nordic Culture Point